The horror helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight other souls, including his teenage daughter Gianna Bryant, was thrust back into the spotlight after Kobe’s wife Vanessa Bryant sued Los Angeles County over claims members of the police department had took gruesome pictures at the scene of the accident and showed them to people, including one at a bar to a bartender (via ABC 7).
The case regarding the alleged serious violation entered the courtroom in August and since then some extremely gruesome and graphic accounts of what the scene of the accident really looked like have come to light. The details were so grisly that USA Today reported that Vanessa had to leave the courtroom on one occasion and chose not to even enter the room as the horrific descriptions were made three times in the first three days of the trial.
Vanessa is joined in the case by Chris Chester, who lost two loved ones in the crash. Chris sadly lost his wife Sarah Chester and their daughter Payton, who was only 13 at the time. Now during the court hearing, Chris opens up about the horrific ordeal he is dealing with and shares what worries him most after the unimaginable tragedy.
Chris Chester fears Kobe Bryant crash photos will see the light of day
Chris Chester has been very open about his biggest fear and shares that he lives with worries every day that these gruesome photos of the accident site could be in the public domain. The photos — which reportedly show mutilated body parts in the crash — were reportedly found on more than 30 devices owned by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and other first responders, according to People.
Chris spoke publicly for the first time about the crash and the loss of loved ones during his August 18 testimony and recalled being concerned after texting his wife Sarah Chester and daughter but receiving no response. He then recalled hearing about the crash but suspected his loved ones had been injured but not killed, before describing the heartbreaking moment he and Vanessa Bryant were told no one had survived the crash. “My life will never be the same,” he said (via People), explaining how he felt sad again after learning about the crash scene images. “It’s scary, the level of the unknown. I’m scared all the time, every day,” he added.
Chris’ statement about his greatest fear almost mirrored a statement read by Vanessa’s attorney on the opening day of the trail. They claimed, per TMZ, that Vanessa was also living in endless anxiety about the photos leaking out as she collapsed in the courtroom.